Initial feedback indicates that the natural ventilation is working well, even in the warm summer months, and that the sustainable-building systems focused on daylight harvesting, water conservation, photovoltaic electricity, and solar hot water have been performing as expected.
The IslandWood design process was highly collaborative and involved an integrated design team working toward sustainable goals from the earliest days of programming through construction. We approached the design of this project in a highly immersive fashion. During the programming process, we camped out on site, undertook extensive materials and systems research, and engaged a sustainable-design peer-review team for ongoing feedback.
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